Pochettino could have quit had Tottenham won the Champions League

South Korean star Son Heung Min signing autographs following his arrival at the Mandarin Oriental hotel

South Korean star Son Heung Min signing autographs following his arrival at the Mandarin Oriental hotel

The former Argentina defender has established Spurs as a top-four regular since swapping Southampton for north London in 2014.

"For sure, for sure", said Pochettino, speaking in Singapore ahead of Tottenham's friendly against Juventus on Sunday.

Spurs lost the final 2-0 to Premier League rivals Liverpool in Madrid on June 1, with Pochettino revealing he was ready to walk away had his side lifted the trophy.

"It was an awesome period", he said.

"After five years in a hard project with Tottenham we spoke a lot about perception and the reality and how we fight with all our energy that we spend trying to put Tottenham in the best teams in Europe and England".

"Of course, it's always in your head, you never know". "I'm always happy. That is my nature".

"Of course, maybe with a different result after the final you can think 'okay, maybe it's a moment to step out of the club and give the club the possibility of a really new chapter with a new coaching staff'".

"To come up against a great team like Liverpool and then lose the final - it's hard to accept". I am not a person who won't face problems or avoids hard situations.

He reassured Spurs fans by adding: "And to rebuild now the mentality, that it's possible to next season repeat a similar season - that excites me and motivates me a lot".

The club have so far failed to convince Eriksen, who has entered the final 12 months of his deal, to pen a new contract. "You know very much when you touch glory, you behave differently or you feel different or the players feel different and the challenge becomes different".

England left-back Rose, who is contracted to Spurs until 2021, has not got anything lined up and will not be forced into accepting any offer he is unsure about.

Pochettino consoles his players after the defeat in Spain.

"I know Tottenham. It is not the same as another club".

Real Madrid's interest in the Dane has faded over the summer, but he is still being linked with a move to the Spanish capital, with Atletico Madrid believed to be interested. Doubts exist over the Denmark international's future but Pochettino will not be lobbying club owner Daniel Levy for reinforcements.

"It was Kieran's decision".

"I wasn't involved in all this discussion in the last week".